Learning About Hospitalists
Dr. Samantha Taghva, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, describes what a hospitalist is. She says he is someone who has internal medicine training. “He doesnâ€™t follow patients out of the hospital, but he deals with them when theyâ€™re acutely sick and in the hospital," she adds.
The doctor gives as an example the case of a patient who arrives at ER in a hospital in which he does not have a treating doctor. She explains that a hospitalist is going to take care of any patient, will come into his case and try to help him.